Ellen Mueller

CAA Call for Presentations

by Ellen Mueller on July 18, 2018, no comments

CAA-call

Karen Gergely and I are co-chairing a panel at the CAA Conference in NYC, Feb 13-16, 2019, entitled, Social Practice & Service Learning. We’re looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

Based on feedback from our Teaching and Social Practice roundtable from CAA 2018, we are calling for presentations from artists, designers, and art historians, which examine similarities and differences between social practice and service learning, as well as identifying approaches, tools, and best practices that can be useful for either or both. Further, this panel also welcomes examinations of cross-campus collaborations integrating socially engaged practice, service learning, and other disciplines.

For the purposes of this panel, we will categorize social practice as social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. Service-Learning will be defined as a pedagogical method designed with the mission of student attainment of discipline specific knowledge through creatively designed active learning community-based projects benefitting community members or groups (definition from UMass Dartmouth Leduc Center for Civic Engagement).

Proposals are due by August 6, 2018. CAA membership is required at the time of acceptance. Conference registration fee is required of all. To submit, please email the following directly to session chair(s): ellen@ellenmueller.com, Gergely1@graceland.edu

  1. Completed session participation proposal form. Make sure your name appears EXACTLY as you would like it listed in the conference program and conference website.
  2. Paper/project abstract: maximum 250 words, as a single paragraph MS Word Document. Make sure your title and abstract appear EXACTLY as you would like them published in the conference program, Abstracts 2019, and the CAA website.
  3. Email explaining your interest in the session, expertise in the topic, and availability during the conference.
  4. A shortened CV (close to 2 pages)
  5. (Optional) Documentation of work when appropriate, (as PDF) especial­ly for sessions in which artists might discuss their own practice.

Please share far and wide! We would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people. 

 

#easternpole

by Ellen Mueller on June 25, 2018, no comments

Eastern Pole

Breanne Trammell maintains this informal exhibition on a pole in Cincinnati – #easternpole – check it out! Located at approximately 2927 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. This is a photo related to my recent installation with red elbow-length satin gloves.

Eastern Pole is east of Western Pole, a project instigated by Jesse Malmed in Chicago, IL. Eastern Pole is stewarded, installed, and instagrammed by Breanne Trammell. Mostly weekly exhibitions of 8.5″ x 11″ works.

Nes Alumni Exhibition

by Ellen Mueller on June 21, 2018, no comments

Fish March

If you’re in Iceland this weekend… Nes Artist Residency invites you to celebrate 10 years of Nes Listamiðstöð at the festival on Saturday 23 June and Sunday 24 June. The festival will include an alumni exhibition, as well as installation, performance and new works from current artists in residence. The alumni exhibition includes up to 80 works of photography, painting, drawings, prints and other works on paper.  Artworks will be available to purchase. I have contributed collages from my stay – go check it out!

Weir Farm Artist Residency

by Ellen Mueller on June 13, 2018, no comments

 

I’m spending the month of June at Weir Farm Art Center‘s residency at Weir Farm National Historic Site. They provide a gorgeous studio and the grounds are beautiful (if you’re looking for a residency to apply to, I’d recommend this one). It’s been really interesting to learn about all the artists that have lived/worked at Weir Farm – the staff are so informed and enthusiastic!

While I’m here, I’m working on a series of drawings about various interpretations of the idea of survival. Some of my initial source material includes illustrations by Garth Williams from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books.